See how the ice is higher and cracking along the sides of the stream? That is because the ocean's tides change the water level in this river. The water falls and the ice stays behind. This is at the Birch Bay State Park.
This photo is of a puddle that froze in such a beautiful pattern that I just couldn't help myself from stopping and photographing it.
Then just a couple of weeks ago, I took these photos on a clear day. Things were getting greener and greener along the walk. Buds are forming, little shoots are visible all over the place and the sun felt warmer.
A neat seed pod or left over flower part of some sort. I am pretty sure this is where Clematis the size of dessert plates were blooming in the summer.
I wedged my camera through a fence into a backyard to get this shot. The lady who lives here always takes such good care of her plants and has an adorable cottage.
These little berries were growing on little 6" leafless twigs sticking out of an old stump. They caught me off guard, because I didn't expect to see berries on the ground, or in the spring! Usually they are found in the fall. I have no clue what these are.
These next few photos were taken recently. Things are getting pretty around here. It is warm enough today that I washed the car in flip flops.